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T. Milton Street


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 Pennsylvania House of Representatives

 

Sessions

Session Office Position District Party
1981 3 Republican
1982 3 Republican
1983 3 Republican
1984 3 Republican
 Counties   Philadelphia

Biography

04/25/1941 -

T. Milton Street, Sr., (D3) Philadelphia County 1980-1984

Early Life: 

T. Milton Street, Sr., born Thomas Milton Street, Sr., April 25, 1941, Norristown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania; education, Oakwood College, Huntsville, Alabama; Temple University; owner, Street Food Concessions; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1979-1980 term; not a candidate for reelection, 1980; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1981-1984; unsuccessful campaign, Republican, United States Congress 1982; unsuccessful campaign, reelection, Democrat, State Senate, 1984; unsuccessful campaign, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 196th District, 1986, 1988; assistant budget director, Philadelphia Traffic Court; consultant, American Christian Institute; consultant and CEO, General Asphalt Paving Company and Philadelphia Airport Services; founder, Notlim Service Management Company; unsuccessful campaign, Philadelphia City Council, 2007; unsuccessful campaigns, mayor, City of Philadelphia, 2007 (withdrew), 2011, 2015; unsuccessful campaign, 2018, Democrat, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 181st District.

Early Career:

Entrepreneur, street hot dog vendor, Street Food Concessions; assistant budget director, Philadelphia Traffic Court; consultant, American Christian Institute; consultant and CEO, General Asphalt Paving Company and Philadelphia Airport Services; founder, Notlim (Milton spelled backwards) Service Management Company.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 181st District, 1979-1980 term; not a candidate for reelection, House, 1980.  

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 3rd district, Philadelphia County, 1981-1984; after election switched parties, Republican; unsuccessful campaign for reelection, Democrat, State Senate, 1984; Chair Urban Affairs and Housing Committee, vice chair, Community and Economic Development Committee; member, Finance and Law and Justice Committees.

Unsuccessful campaign, Republican, United States Congress, 1982 (incumbent, William Gray).

Unsuccessful campaign, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 196th District, 1986, 1988.

Unsuccessful campaign, Philadelphia City Council, 2007.

Unsuccessful campaigns, mayor, City of Philadelphia, 2007 (withdrew), 2011, 2015.

Unsuccessful campaign, 2018, Democrat, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 181st District.

Pennsylvania House of Representatives Biography:

https://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/BiosHistory/MemBio.cfm?ID=576&body=H

Legacy:

Switched parties, Republican; Republicans gained control, Pennsylvania State Senate. Rewarded with a committee chairmanship and a finer office that was previously State Senator Vince Fumo's. (i)

Brother, former Philadelphia Mayor John F. Street. Nephew, Pennsylvania State Senator Sharif Street

Cited: 

Ackley, G. (Ed.). Avery, K. (Associate Ed.). (1982-1983). The Pennsylvania manual, Volume 106. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Members of the Senate of Pennsylvania page 77 and 91.

       (i) Paul Nussbaum, Sept. 27, 2008, "A long, strange trip for Milton Street," Philadelphia Inquire